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Product Owner / Capability Manager - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
United States, Minnesota, Minnetonka
October 10, 2022

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position within UHC is part of ODM - Operational Data Management - Our mission is simple: make technology an asset for our business, not a problem. We will provide analytics, inventory management, project guidance and technology solutions that bring efficiencies to those we serve.

ODM falls under the larger group of Broker & Employer Operations - BEO is comprised of all of our customer and broker facing operations and their related back-office functions. Our goal is to deliver exceptional customer experience from the initial proposal and onboarding through the day-to-day servicing of the account.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:



  • Use customer feedback, detailed market analysis, and data gathering to make decisions about product strategy
  • Measure and optimize the success of your efforts and to inform the overall product strategy
  • Know your customer; invest significant time speaking with your current and potential business partners and customers to understand their needs
  • Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and product direction
  • Provide input to decompose problems into smaller manageable tasks by creating and prioritizing a backlog for your IT partners/scrum teams
  • Manage the product backlog, contribute toward creating an effective vision and provide timely stakeholder feedback on development iterations
  • Ensure the successful execution of development standards to ensure tight feedback loops and clear product definition
  • Collaborate across multiple functional areas in the organization and conduct idea generation, consumer research, test design and execution, measurement and product implementation


Competencies and Soft Skills:



  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a strong inclination towards action
  • Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to a new product development team
  • Clear passion for topics of technology and health care products and an ability to identify possibilities to in novate in our product space
  • Balance of technical knowledge and business acumen
  • Customer first, ABCD thinking mind set
  • Ability to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities
  • Ability to analyze and interpret moderately complex concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across multiple levels of leadership
  • High degree of organization


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:



  • 2+ years of experience in contributing toward and drive the product strategy for our business partners and customers
  • 2+ years of product ownership experience working on new technology development in a fast-paced environment
  • 2+ years of experience working in a development environment including experience in Agile or Agile XP


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Undergraduate degree in mathematics, finance, computer science, marketing or related business degree
  • Agile Certifications
  • 1+ years of relevant Business System Analysis experience
  • 1+ years of experience interfacing with IT Architect teams
  • Experience in the health care or insurance industry with an understanding of the insurance marketplace, economic atmosphere, and regulatory environment


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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